Faury method for concrete mix design



The design of the concrete mix is the process of determining the proportions of the concrete components (water, cement, sand, and aggregates) to achieve the target strength. The Advantages of concrete mix design are that it yields the correct proportions of materials, thus establishing the concrete use economical in achieving required strength of structural members. Several concrete mix design methods has been developed such as:

  • ACI Method;
  • Dreux GORISSE method;
  • Faury method;
  • Bolomy method;
  • ...etc.

Our soil laboratory software “CiviLab” automates the design of concrete mixes with Faury method and reduces the time required, also CiviLab provides high quality reports and archives them properly

In this test you can use CiviLab to:

  • Calculate the proportions of the concrete components (water, cement, sand, and aggregates) according to Faury method ;
  • Graphs drawing;
  • Save and print results appropriately;

How to use Civilab to perform a concrete mix design calculation using Faury method?



I- Enter Test Data:



Click on the "Concrete" tab then click on the "Data" button in the "Faury" panel (see Figure 01) Then:

  • Enter the test name;
  • Select the test date;
  • Select the layer used in the drawing;
  • Add the grain size distribution test and the relative density of the sand (the grain size distribution of the sand used in the mix design is calculated from the different sands entered);
  • Add the grain size distribution test and the relative density of the gravel;
  • You can add a second and a third gravel by checking them and adding the grain size distribution test and and the relative density of each one;
  • Select the aggregate form ;
  • Select the vibration type ;
  • Click on the button of "Calculate" the maximum size of aggregate ;
  • Add the average mold radius "R" in mm;
  • Enter the relative density of cement ;
  • If the particularly energetic tightening used then check it ;
  • if the Admixture is used, check it and enter the C/W ratio;

After that click the "Add/Modify" button

Concrete mix design, Faury method screenshot 01, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 01



II- Add a sheet (The report page):



Click on the "Sheets" button in the "Faury" panel (see Figure 02) Then:

  • Enter the sheet name;
  • Select the font;
  • Select the layer used in the background drawing;
  • Select the tests;
  • If you want to display general project informations check it;
  • If you want to display the mix design results check the device specifications.

Then click the "Add/Modify" button

Concrete mix design, Faury method screenshot 02, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 02



III- Display the report:



To display the report, click on the sheet name in the tree view (Figure 03)

Concrete mix design, Faury method screenshot 03, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 03



To export or print the report, click on "Home" tab, then click the appropriate button in the Outputs panel (Print or Export button) as shown in figure 04

Concrete mix design, Faury method screenshot 04, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 04



IV- Example of Concrete mix design report (Faury method):

Concrete mix design, Faury method screenshot 05, CiviLab: concrete software

Figure 05


What is CiviLab ?



CiviLab is a multilingual civil engineering laboratory software (Soil and concrete). Our laboratory software allows you to perform the tests with your preferred language and provides you a multilingual reports. Designed by civil engineers to meet your expectations, our soil and concrete laboratory software allows you to manage the tests carried out within your laboratory or in situ with remarkable flexibility and reliability. Easiness of usage, allowing members of your laboratory to master CiviLab in record time.

Our soil and concrete laboratory software supports the following languages

  • English;
  • French.

CiviLab manage the following tests:



  1. Geometric properties (density, Moisture content, Void ratio ...etc.);
  2. Grain size distribution test;
  3. Atterberg limits test;
  4. Sand equivalent test;
  5. Micro deval abrasion test;
  6. Los angeles abrasion test;
  7. Proctor compaction test;
  8. Direct shear test;
  9. Oedometer test;
  10. Drill hole log;
  11. Heavy dynamic penetrometer test;
  12. Menard pressuremeter test;
  13. Concrete mix design- ACI method;
  14. Concrete mix design- Dreux- Gorisse method;
  15. Concrete mix design- Bolomey method;
  16. Concrete mix design- Faury method;
  17. Compression test on concrete;
  18. Ultrasonic testing;
  19. Bitumen Extraction test;
  20. Bulk relative density of bituminous specimen;
  21. In-Situ Density Measurements.

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